Ford fires Town into fourth

MacWhirter Welsh League Division One

Caerleon 0
Monmouth Town 1 (Elliot Ford)

Lee Robson

A SOLITARY 22nd minute goal from Monmouth Town flying winger Elliot Ford latching on to a superb through ball from Dan MacDonald was enough to take all three points for the Kingfishers and move them up to fourth place in the Welsh League.

Ford had earlier passed up two similar opportunities and Caerleon’s Olly Beckett also spurned a chance in a game short on goal mouth action but longer on honest endeavour, particularly from the home team who despite lacking any real creativity made the Kingfishers work hard for their third straight win.

On a cold day at Cold bath Road Town started the brighter and throughout Harrhy and MacDonald showed flashes of quality and invention but the defensive quarter of Guy, Evans, Ashley Ford and returning Davies deserved their plaudits for denying any real openings as Blackburn had a quiet day at the office.

Some baffling refereeing kept it interesting for the travelling supporters but the second half was one to forget. So much so it already has been apart from the introduction on the hour of the lively Dean Lee the Town’s new signing from Cinderford Town. Lee joins two more additions to the Kingfishers squad along with former Middlesbrough and Hereford trainee Chris Hyde and Safian Skupinski who made some waves at FC Kalisz in Poland but is now settled in Newport.

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